Tag: AK News

907 Updates July 03, 2022

KTUU: UAF research professor on team for European Space Agency’s mission to Venus and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History July 3rd, 1913 and more ->
KINY: Lindsay Kavanaugh, director of Alaska Democratic party, arrested for DUI; Michael W. Smith concert to raise money for Love Inc. in Juneau and more ->
By Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Memories: 4th Avenue Theater Anchorage
By April Hudson, CBS News: This Alaskan parka is windproof, waterproof — and made from bear intestines
By David James, ADN: Book review: In ‘Wintermoot,’ a graphic novel that shape-shifts, disorients and challenges readers
Fish Head Soup Comics
By Michael Kaplan, NY Post: Denali rescuers reveal challenges of ‘baby-sitting’ ‘entitled’ climbers
By Caitlan Butler, El Dorado News: Sections El Dorado News Times Logo Sign in Subscribe ADVERTISEMENT Call of the wild: Sheriff shares details of trip to Alaska

907 Updates June 30, July 01 & 02, 2022

KTUU: Forest Fair in Girdwood returns after two year pause; Evacuation orders issued for rural residents near Clear, Minto Lakes wildfires; Sullivan Arena closes as emergency shelter and more ->
KTOO: Juneau school district moves toward hiring third party for floor sealant investigation; As state COVID emergency ends, tens of thousands of Alaskans will see reduced food stamp benefits and more ->
KYUK: Fourth of July celebrations will return to Bethel after a 2-year hiatus; With no sustained rain in forecast, there’s no end in sight for when the smoke will clear from upper Kuskokwim River communities and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History June 30th, 1958; July 1st, 1935; July 2nd, 1915 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Bear baiting stations must be removed in Tanana Valley State Forest, says AK Department of Natural Resources; Fairbanks North Star Borough joins state with fireworks bans; Alaska State Troopers increase highway patrol presence to prepare for Fourth of July weekend and more ->
KFSK: Dungeness crab fishery to close early after slow start and more ->

Sciences Advances: Risks of mining to salmonid-bearing watersheds

By Jessica Kwon, Metro50: Cruise ship hits iceberg ‘the size of a semi-truck’ in Alaska


Lois Paige Simenson

Join us Saturday morning on the Big Alaska Show as we feature 3 Alaskan authors and their books!
Elishaba Doerksen (Out of the Wilderness), Richard Chiappone (The Hunger of Crows) and Steve Levi (Bonfire Saloon) join our Big Alaska Show Book Panel, Lois Paige Simenson, Chris Chris Forbes Lundgren and Stan Jones for book reviews the way they should be: fun!
Besides their books, you’ll get to know these authors more personally. Plus we even have a Tall Alaska Tale – or is it? There are strange things done in the Midnight Sun!
Designed to raise your spirits, not your blood pressure, (just leave your muddy boots and politics at the door!)
Saturday, 9:05a-10a, KFQD 103.7 FM / 750 AM, streamed www. kfqd.com
and podcasts at www.bigalaskashow.com.

By Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life: A Firsthand Perspective on Wildland Fires in Alaska, and a Tribute to the Few Who Fight Them Wildfires are an annual occurrence in Alaska, and the crews that stand ready to do battle with that unstoppable force deserve a little more recognition

KMXT: Talk of the Rock: Medical education programs at Kodiak College

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Part Adventure Park And Part Ranch, Alaska Zipline Is The Ultimate Summer Day Trip In Alaska

Simple Living Alaska: Dip Netting Alaska’s Copper River Red Salmon

907 Updates June 29, 2022

KTUU: Teen charged in deadly shooting at Taku Lake Park; Anchorage police arrest 2 in connection to weekend homicide; New law makes it easier to hire and train rural firefighters and more ->

KTOO: Fishing-gear entanglements of whales increased in Alaska, NOAA report says; Sitka’s Search and Rescue team rescues hiker after fall from footbridge and more ->
Alaska Native News: AK State Office of Veterans Affairs to honor Army Guardsmen for 1955 rescue; Juneau Jury Finds Fenton Jacobs Guilty of Murder; This Day In Alaska History June 29th, 1978 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks-area WIC benefits to be dispersed through Juneau office and more ->
KINY: Alaska Attorney General Taylor files suit against Timeshare fraudsters; Two arrested in Alaska for alleged bank fraud scam totaling $500,000; CBJ Planning Commission authorizes permit for marijuana business in Douglas and more ->
KSTK: Forest Service completes work on new Anan viewing deck and more ->
The Seward Journal: June 29 to July 05, 2022
KFSK: Petersburg citizens hold a pro-choice rally and more ->
KUCB: Air Force fined more than $200,000 for hazardous waste mismanagement on Western Aleutian island and more ->
Change.org: Soldotna City Manager Needs To Resign and Our City Council Needs To Be Held Accountable!
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Rare find: Private island off Seldovia listed for $20 million
Alaska SPCA: Celebrate July 4th and Your Pet’s Independence from Unwanted Litters
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike Into The Clouds On The Mount Healy Overlook Trail In Alaska’s Denali National Park

907 Updates June 27 & 28, 2022

By Alaska Division of Forestry: Clear Fire helicopter pilot identified

KINY: Former Alaska Sen. Dennis Egan passes away in Oregon and more ->
KTUU: Telling Alaska’s Story: World War II veteran featured on the VA’s Wall of Heroes; Fire extinguished at oil refinery in Valdez; Residents raise concerns of homeless camp at emergency meeting held at Centennial Park and more ->
KTOO: Alaska SeaLife Center takes in 2 abandoned harbor seal pups and more ->
KYUK: The free fish bin returns to Bethel and more ->
Alaska Native News: Felon Arrested after Stolen Bike/Shots Fired Incident on Gambell; Public Safety Academy Graduates 45 New Law Enforcement Officers; Tlingit & Haida Partners with Sitka Tribe of Alaska for Broadband Project; This Day In Alaska History June 27th, 1940, June 28th, 1922 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 18-year old Jamison Gallion enters guilty pleas for Two Rivers area fires and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan, Juneau residents share their perspectives ahead of Minority Mental Health Awareness month; Volunteers discuss Ketchikan Wellness Coalition’s weekend blood pressure screening and more ->
KFSK: Contractor removes some of Petersburg’s scrap metal and more ->

907 Updates June 24, 25 & 26, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: APD seeking public’s help in identifying remaining suspect in Saturday shooting Mountain View shooting, around 2 a.m. on June 25, left a 26-year-old dead; Northeast Anchorage park campground to be used as homeless camp; Ukrainians fleeing the war are now eligible for government benefits in this country and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A federal court temporarily suspends ADF&G from announcing conflicting openers on the Kuskokwim and nore ->


Alaska Native News: Troopers Searching for Stolen Vehicle Uncover Stash of Stolen Vehicles/Goods; Alaska State Defense Force assists Red Cross, state agencies in sheltering relocated citizens from wildfires in Southwest Alaska; Bonsai trees tell of winters long past; This Day In Alaska History June 24th, 1922, June 25th, 1921, June 26th, 1940 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: State Review Board has certified the 2022 Special Primary Election and more ->


The Arctic Sounder: Subsistence fishermen in Northwest Arctic can receive a pre-hung net from the borough and more ->

KINY: Fairbanks thief pulls gun out on store employees, employee pulls gun out in return; Bicyclist medevaced out of Juneau after being struck by car; City of Hoonah to have fireworks display, parade this year and more ->


KSTK: Wrangell student airs love for Lingít language through podcast and more ->

KFSK: Forest Service seeks more comments on new cabin site suggestions and more ->

KRBD: Board rejects challenge to posting Native values in Ketchikan public schools; Dunleavy talks constitutional convention, Roe v. Wade in Ketchikan and more ->


Spirit Things
By Lara Messersmith-Glavin

A collection of essays that evoke an adventurous spirit and the craving for myth, Spirit Things examines the hidden meanings of objects found on a fishing boat, as seen through the eyes of a child. Author Lara Messersmith-Glavin blends memoir, mythology, and science as she relates the uniqueness and flavor of the Alaskan experience through her memories of growing up fishing in the commercial salmon industry off Kodiak Island.


KMXT: Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson to be inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
Hey all… there is 24 hours left (Until 6 pm Sunday June 26) to be a part of the launch of my wife Joan’s new book ” Shattered Dreams– Finding Hope in Tragedy”.
This is the true life story of the four tragedies (one for each of our family members) my wife has gone through in our family’s life.… intractable seizures with our daughter Hannah, my life and death plane crash in 1992 during the Iditarod, Joan’s battle with breast cancer, and our son Ben’s 95 foot fall down the fire ladder resulting in a traumatic brain injury.
She talks about each calamity and the faith walk it took in order to make it through those tragedies. Many people have tragedy in their life worse than ours. But we have certainly had our fair share.
Since we put it on Kickstarter a little over a week ago, we have met our goal in order to send it to the printer. You can help us go beyond our financial goal to get it printed . Now, any help above that will pay for the writers who helped us make the book s reality. Your pledge at a certain level will have your name printed in the book as a supporter— or just pre-order a book and show your support. THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
You can read more about the project and support it on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/…/shattered-dreams-finding…


Craig medred: Never-ending fight

Simple Living Alaska: Summer at the Remote Cabin | Northern Pike Fishing in Alaska

907 Updates June 23, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Library stabbing victim concerned her attacker could go free; Major multi-vehicle accident closes C Street in Midtown; Mat-Su College students work with LifeMed for emergency simulation training and more ->

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Margined white butterflies are hanging out by Mendenhall Glacier. Here’s why.; In victory for commercial fishermen, court orders Cook Inlet fishery to reopen and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: As smoke from tundra fires increases in the region, a cheap new device can help measure air quality and more ->

Alaska Native News: Recover Alaska launches resource line providing recovery support for Alaskans; Felon Arrested after Shots-Fired near McCarrey and Taku Drive; Utqiagvik, where there’s still snow in June; This Day In Alaska History June 23rd, 1888 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fire Preparedness raised to Level 4 for Alaska; Borough Animal Shelter sees increased intakes, fewer adoptions and more ->
KINY: Sitka drinking water takes national prize for its taste; Mayor: Rockslide in Skagway litters cruiseship dock with debris and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historial Socety
This year’s Founders Day Celebration will feature guest speaker Bev Dunham giving a presentation about Sol Urie (aka “Mr. Seward) at 1 pm Sunday, Aug. 28 in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library & Museum. The day’s events mark the anniversary of the founding of Seward in 1903. There will be free admission to the museum where Sue McClure will play tunes on the pump organ, and don’t miss the anniversary cake and the open house from 1-4 pm in the community room.

KRBD: Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks ferries, tribes and other key issues in KRBD interview and more ->


By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Largest Brown Bear Sanctuary In The World Is In Alaska, And It’s Magical

FYI, please share as appropriate:

A. J. Dimond High Graduates ’68-’75 Reunion

Event Timing: July 15, 16, 17, 2022

$100 per person OR $150 for a couple (spouse/partner/significant other)

Have questions? Contact us, Suzie Hill Koklich or Peter Morgan at:




Well we posted the notice and registration information about a month ago – we have just about 30 folks signed up. Some with s/o, some with not – please try to get the word out and urge folks to register sooner rather than later – we do have some up front costs we are going to need to pay.

Here is the link for registration. https://forms.gle/9ehJD8MBoPmasPH46
Also note that when you select PayPal (please use friends and family NOT goods and services or it costs us a fee) or Venmo, you have to then log onto your PayPal or Venmo account to pay, this does not automatically take you there.

Thanks a bunch and we will see you all in July – and hopefully MORE
A. J. Dimond High Graduates ’68-’75 Reunion


907 Updates June 22, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage police investigating suspicious Midtown death; Early morning fire destroys abandoned building on Fireweed; It’s hummingbird season in Alaska; Roadtrippin’ 2022: Celebrating the Midnight Sun Festival in Nome and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History June 22nd, 1865 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: One dead, two wounded in officer involved shooting on Cushman St. and more ->

KINY: Juneau Raptor Center not currently accepting birds over flu concerns; Ketchikan Indian Community purchases Orton Ranch in Naha Bay and more ->
The Seward Journal June 22 to June 28, 2022

KFSK: Outgoing fire department director highlights importance of volunteers; An audio tour of Five Finger Lighthouse; Educators wary about new reading law requirements and more ->

KRBD: Ketchikan wellness coalition to hold blood pressure screening for Filipino community and others and more ->

Craig Medred: Killing Kings

By Megan McDonald,Only In Your State Alaska: Five Different Planets Will Align In The Alaska Night Sky During An Incredibly Rare Display


By Suzanne Downing: Last shot: Alaska’s odd role at the end of the Civil War

907 Updates June 21, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage is spending millions to take out beetle-killed trees; Officers kill man in Fairbanks after he pointed gun at woman; Facilitators walk away after talks between Anchorage Assembly and mayor’s administration break down homeless solutions and more ->
Alaska Native News: Anchorage man Killed in Fairbanks Officer-Involved Shooting Sunday; Anchorage Opioid Taskforce to be Established This Summer; Governor Dunleavy Signs Rampart School Bill; This Day In Alaska History June 21st, 1890 and more ->
KINY: Anchorage man arrested after found naked in middle of highway; Sealaska shareholders to decide blood quantum requirement change at annual meeting and more ->
KRBD: Team Pure and Wild leans on grit, preparation and luck to win 2022 Race to Alaska and more ->
KUCB: Taxi driver involved in head-on collision in ‘fair’ condition and more ->
Silent Spark Press
Attention Alaska! Send us a photo to be included in our next photo books!
We’re currently accepting nearly any type of photography, from landscape to abstract. Submit your photo here: https://silentspark.typeform.com/to/wSZGgLVs

907 Updates June 20, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Woman has life-threatening injuries after Anchorage stabbing; suspect in custody; Campers spend week at Mat-Su College building customized fighting robots and more ->
Alaska Native News: Wasilla Man Arrested for Theft/Trespass in Willow Case Sunday; This Day In Alaska History June 20th, 1919 and more ->
LINY: WalletHub ranks Alaska for its patriotism ahead of Fourth of July holiday and more ->
Must Read Alaska: Hot rods welcome at celebration of life of Lee Jean Ruble
Must Read Alaska: Dunleavy signs: Live music now allowed in breweries as sweeping alcohol reform, SB 9, becomes law
Must Read Alaska: Alaska Life Hack: Alaska land auctions underway
Alaska residents may submit sealed bids in person, by mail, or online until Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Apparent high bids will be announced Oct. 19. Bidders may purchase up to two parcels.
Simple Living Alaska: FRESH Sockeye Salmon | Harvesting Our Food in Alaska


907 Updates June 19, 2022

Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History June 19th, 1918 and more ->
KINY: Celebration of Life for Michael Searls Gelston; Dedication of Commemorative Plaque to Honor Doctor George Brown at Project Playground complete; Changes Coming to Household Hazardous Waste Facility and more ->

KUCB: Just a ‘See ya later’: KUCB says goodbye to News Director Hope McKenney and more ->

Senator Dan Sullivan: Tribute to Liz Banicki – June 16, 2022
Alone in Remote Alaska: Episode #36: Growing Project List! 2 Ingredient Biscuits with Chocolate Ganache Remote Cabin Alaska